Sevier orogeny


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Sevier orogeny

[se′vyā ȯ′räj·ə·nē]
(geology)
The deformation that occurred along the eastern edge of the Great Basin in Utah (eastern edge of the Cordilleran miogeosyncline) during times intermediate between the Nevadan orogeny to the west and the Laramide orogeny to the east, culminating early in the Late Cretaceous.
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